Monday, 15 November 2010

Modification Monday: Cable and Bobble


Original Pattern: Regina Cable & Bobble Fingerless Mitts

Knitter Extraordinaire: Nicole (Rav ID, blog)

Mods: Adjusted cables to meet at the top of the full mitten, customized the center motif to fit with the decreases at the top, and changed the bobble from a 5 stitch to a 3 stitch bobble. She also lined them for extra warmth. Detailed project notes can be found on her project page.

What Makes This Awesome: These mittens looks gorgeous in their full-mitt guise. I love the smaller bobbles, the elgant cables at the fingertips, and the lining looks so cozy and perfect for blustery winters.  It's not always easy to turn fingerless mitts into mittens, particularly when there are cables and design features that make decreasing challenging, but Nicole worked out an elegant solution with the branches and cables. Now that the weather has turned chilly here, I'm craving a cosy pair of mittens just like these!


11 comments:

nasseknits said...

I love these! They're so pretty!

Noas' libellule said...

They are lovely, and I love the colour...

Jacey said...

The bobbles are so cute.

slamskatkitten said...

absolutely gorgeous! if i could think of someone who would need these for christmas, i would cast on right now!

Allison said...

Wow - thanks for sharing these ones. I think I need to make a pair (oh I have so many mitten plans in my head it's not even funny).

Sherral said...

Very nice!

Firefly said...

Gorgeous! I love bobbles ;)

nicole said...

Thank you for the spotlight, Julie! Happy knitting everyone!

CanarySanctuary said...

This is so cute! I really need a pair of those right now. Winter is totally thinking about coming.

Jenny Morris said...

aw these are SO cozy! I love your blog, am now following :)

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hibou said...

Genius! And I love the grey for this pattern.